Stories from Friends and Family

  • This was written by a school friend of Davids. Person wants to be anonymous so I have posted for person.

    This is the first time I have ever written anything down about how I knew the Bain family. I have not done it for fame or for sympathy but just...

  • My family and I moved to Taieri Mouth in 1990, one week after Robin started working at the school. He was my teacher for the 4 years that we lived there. During the years of living there my family got to know not only Robin but he introduced my parents to Laniet and she...

  • The year was 1989. I had made it past being a third former at Bayfield High School and was now entering the Fourth Form Year.  One of my first classes was German. I remember opening up the door and seeing the other students in the class and  sitting at a desk...

  • I had a chat with someone yesterday who knew Robin. She lived in Taieri Mouth at the time and her children were taught by Robin. She has so much to say on the subject and will attempt to write more down but here is what I can remember.

    Robin Bain wasn't supposed...

  • Laniet

    I was in the same class as Laniet from the start of High School and became a close friend in 1990 and we would walk to school together.  We did this from 1990 until Laniet left school in 1992, more or less every day, and so I got to...

  • After they died I wrote poems for them and have held onto them for 16 years-  never published. bear in mind they are 16 years old.

    FOR ARAWA

    The Light of your smile

    That brightened our day

    Is overshadowed and dark

    Now you've gone away...